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another another accuser, herman cain on the defensive today after yet another woman accuses him of sexual harassment. >> i want you, mr. cain, to come clean. admit what you did. guilty. dr. conrad murray promises to appeal after being convicted in the death of michael jackson. and remembering joe frazier, the final bell rings for the and remembering joe frazier, the final bell rings for the champ, dead at age 67.captioning captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news," november 8th, 2011. thanks for joining us today. republican presidential candidate herman cain plans a news conference today to address
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the newest allegations of sexual harassment against him. the fourth woman is the first to go public. cheryl says cain made a sexual advance back in 1997. her allegations are explicit and specific. >> he suddenly reached over and he put his hands on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it towards his crotch. >> in an appearance on the jimmy kimmel show, cain denied the charges. >> at least it wasn't one of the many that had the first name anonymous. so now this one actually had a name and a face. >> susan mcginnis is in washington with much more on this. good morning, susan.
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>> betty, good morning. now an accuser with a name and a face. this is going to accuracy the calls for herman cain to come forward and answer all the questions. he still flatly denies this and he will set the record straight. herman cain will hold a press conference in phoenix today to fight the latest sexual harassment allegations against him. >> i want you, mr. cain, to come clean. just admit what you did. >> reporter: monday, sharon became the fourth woman to come forward, but the first to go public. in graphic details, she described how cain touched her inappropriately when she was looking for work. >> i was very, very surprised and very shocked. i said, what are you doing? mr. cain said, you want a job, right? i asked him to stop and he did. >> cain insists he's never sexually harassed anyone. >> there's not an ounce of truth in all of these accusations. >> reporter: he tried to clear the air last night on jimmy kimmel live and promised this would not derail his track to the white house. >> here is one thing people don't know about herman cain.
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i'm in it to win it. and i will not be discouraged. >> reporter: the scandal does appear to be impacting cain's campaign. according to a new poll, about 35% of republican voters now say they have negative feelings about him, up from 18% from a month ago. >> even though he has been shown to be leading in the polls or up there with mitt romney, there's some anecdotal evidence that his poll numbers are dropping. >> while some political observers say cain will have trouble bouncing back, the presidential hopeful says voters have the final word. >> betty, so far, cain's republican rivals are steering clear of this one. >> susan, aren't there reports this morning of yet another woman coming forward? >> reporter: yes. this is coming from the washington examiner. there's a woman, donna denella quoted in there having worked for u.s. aid and she talked about an incident in egypt in 2002 where herman cain gave a speech. he asked her to hook him up with
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a woman who asked a question. he said, could you put me in touch with that lovely young lady who asked the question, the question at the speech, so i can give her a more thorough answer over dinner? and danella tells the post she was uncomfortable with that and didn't do it and cain said then you and i can have dinner. danella said she never experienced or witnessed any inappropriate sexual behavior. again, this is all coming from the new york post quoting donna danella. >> we haven't heard the last of this, susan mcginnis in washington. susan, thank you. today is election day across the country. in ohio, a key industrial state critical in the presidential election, an important vote on union rights that's drawn national interests. voters have a chance to appeal a law that curtails collective bargaining rights. polls predict a win for the union. on the ballot in mississippi, there is a referendum that would define a fertilized egg as a person. the so-called personhood amendment is the first of its
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kind. passage of the amendment would effectively outlaw abortion in the state and set up a major legal battle 37. today, more severe weather is expected in oklahoma. yesterday, a string of tornados touched down in the southwest part of the state. at least three twisters were spotted. several buildings were damaged, but no injuries were reported. meanwhile, another hurricane hit hoot earthquake hit oklahoma last night. the 4.7 magnitude quake was the third magnitude quake to strike there in three days. dr. conrad murray plans to appeal his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in michael jackson's death. murray was convicted yesterday and is being held until his sentencing at the end of the month. sandra hughes reports. >> reporter: dr. conrad murray was found guilty of involuntary man slaughter in michael jackson's 2009 death. the judge said murray is a risk to society. >> dr. murray's reckless conduct
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in this case poses a demonstrable risk to the safety of the public. >> reporter: the jury sided with the prosecution. they agreed murray delivered a fatal dose of propofol. >> our sympathies go out to the jackson family at this time for the loss that they have suffered. not a pop icon, but a son and a brother. >> reporter: jackson fans and supporters erupted in cheers outside the courthouse. >> we had no doubts. that's why we're here. >> reporter: family members have been in court throughout the trial. jackson's sister, latoya, expressed her joy. >> michael was watching over us. >> reporter: jurors deliberated less than nine hours. murray's lawyers left the courtroom without commenting. the defense tried to portray jackson as an addict, desperate for sleep. they claimed murray was a victim of michael jackson. >> he was a little fish in a dirty pond. >> reporter: dr. murray faces up to four years in prison. murray's medical license will be
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suspended and he could lose it for good. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. the former penn state coach charged with sexually molesting eight young boys is due in court tomorrow. jerry sandusky says he is innocent. two penn state an administrators are charged with perjury for failing to tell about the allegations. and legendary head coach joe paterno, who alerted his superiors is taking heat for not doing more. pennsylvania's top policemen says he has never seen a case like it. >> this is not a case about football. it's not a case about universities. it's a case about children who have had their innocence stolen from them. >> paterno has not spoken publicly on the allegations, but holds his weekly news conference today. coming up on the morning news, a very big day for gamers.
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all right, everybody. we are in for a close encounter today with an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier. but tonight, it is expected to pass within 200,000 miles of us. that's the good news. it's still, though, closer to the moon. no asteroid has come that close in 35 years. nasa scientists say they are 100% confident it will not hit us and that, of course, is a good thing. but if it did, an impact in the ocean would create 70-foot high tsunami waves. an impact on land would be the equivalent of a 4,000 mega ton blast. but again, it's not going to hit us. and you can bet there is no alien life on that asteroid. the white house said monday there is no evidence that extra
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terrestrial creatures even exist. they made the response after 5,000 people signed an online petition demanding to know whether e.t. has landed on earth. but they did say there could be life somewhere in the universe. on the cbs money watch, the tables are turned on bank of america. a judge says they owe customers money. ashley morrison is here with more on that. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning, betty. today is a big day for the european debt crisis. finance ministers met late into the night in brussels for talks on how to ease the crisis. today, the greek cabinet convenes to discuss their interim government while the italian parliament votes on their deteriorating finances. ahead of all that, most asian markets struggled. japan's nikkei was down almost 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng was flat. today, wall street tries to add to monday's gains. after a late day rally pushed stocks higher. the dow gained 85 points while the nasdaq packed on nine. more homeowners are having trouble making their mortgage payments.
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the credit agency transunion says from june to september, payments late 60 days or more rose for the first time since the end of last year. two or more missed payments is an early sign of possible foreclosure. americans cut back on using their credit cards for a third straight month in september. but we did borrow more to buy cars and pay for college. experts say this latest report to consumers are still being cautious about taking on high incident debt in the weak economy. more than 13 million bank of america customers may have some money coming their way. on monday, a federal judge okayed a $410 million settlement that claimed the bank chargesed excessive overdraft fees. the lawsuit covers customers with b of a debit cards with january 2001 and may of this year. most will only get a fraction back of the fees that they paid. and gamers all over the world today are hearing the call. the blockbuster game call of
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duty modern warfare 3 went on sale at midnight. it's expected to become the biggest video game of all times. the last one in the series did more than $3 billion in sales in one game. that is serious gaming. >> i'm not a gamer, i don't get it. but it is serious business for some people. well, the sports world is mourning the loss of one of the all-time boxing great, smoking joe frazier. >> frazier had three incredible fights with mohammed ali. he defeated ali in the first one and lost the next two. ali mocked frazier mercilessly, calling him a gorilla and an uncle tom and over the years never apologized to frazier in person. ali released a statement saying, quote, i also always remember
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joe with respect and admiration. my sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones. frazier said he had forgiven ali and was doing well. >> i'm living good. i'm doing things to help others and negative to help put a smile on my face. >> he died monday night after a brief battle with liver cancer. he was 67 years old. ries, which is why we're declaring it the unofficial official fruit of the holidays. the fig's going to be so bummed. [ chuckles ] for holiday tips and recipes, go to oceanspray.com. the only thing better than our tasty, good-for-you products is when they're on special. here's this week's grower's special. find ocean spray on sale at your local store. and for thanksgiving recipes, visit oceanspray.com. [ female announcer ] improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula
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here is a look at weather across the country. miami, partly cloudy, 82. chicago, rainey there. 60 degrees. dallas will see thunderstorms, as well. 75. l.a., a sunny 69. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows storm clouds racing into the plains. it's mostly clear in the northeast as well as the southeast. later today, though, hail, rain and the threat of a tornado will hammer arkansas and missouri. the northeast has above normal temperatures and it will be chilly in the desert southwest with highs only in the 50s. in sports, the bears rally to beat the eagles. in the third, chicago's matt forte fumbles for the second time and the scramble for the ball. the eagles recover and that leads too a 33 yard romp to give the eagles the lead. but the bears come back in the fourth to beat the eagles, 30-24. tomorrow is another deadline
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for nba players. commissioner david stern says they must accept the league's latest proposal to split profits 49% to 51% or the players face a worse offer. no new meetings between players and owners are scheduled. and arizona opened their season against valpalazo last night. the wildcats pulled away in the second half for a victory over the crusaders. and mississippi state took on eastern kentucky for their home opener. the bulldogs led nearly the entire game, though kentucky kept it close. in the end, though, mississippi rolled past the colonels, 77-66. when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and how big brother is watching and saving you money. his morning's top stories. and how big brother is watching and saving you money.
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on the "cbs morning news," here is a look at today's weather. more severe weather is in store for the midwest. look for more inches of snow in the central plains. the northern plains and central rockies are rather chilly. here is another look at this morning's top stories. herman cain is denying allegations of sexual harassment by a fourth woman. sharon bialic says cain made unwanted sexual advances more than a decade ago. she asked for his help in getting a job. and former heavyweight champion joe frazier died at night after battling liver cancer. frazier was 67 years old. now a warning that america's computer systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks. former national security adviser richard clark says the nation's critical computer network cannot
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be protected, so the u.s. should avoid going to war. clark says, quote, the entire u.s. economic system could be crashed in retaliation because we can't defend it today. he says cyber attacks could destroy power grids and transportation systems. on your next car trip to the office or the store, big brother could be riding along with you. gadgets that make the driver easier like gps, navigation, electronic toll collecting can let companies know your whereabouts and a lot more about what you might like to keep private. susan mcginnis reports. >> somebody is tracking medical students shawn mcgarvey on his community to arlington virginia hospital center. they know what time i drive, what time of day. they know how much i drive and they know if i brake and when i break and often. they are the agents at progressive insurance. this device hooked into mcgarvey's honda accord let's progressive keep tabs on him.
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>> after four weeks of watching how safe of a driver i was, i found out i got a 27% production in my monthly premium. >> mcgarvey is among a growing number of drivers sacrificing some privacy for a gadget that brings services like onstar, so-called black boxes now in most new cars and electronic toll collectors like ez pass. while the technology brings benefits on the road, it's collecting driver information that can be shared and sold. that has experts worried. until then, she says, drivers beware. >> consumers should read the contracts before they purchase a product or sign up for a service. >> shawn mcgarvey read the fine print.
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he says he's comfortable with what his insurance company knows and the discount is worth it. in arlington, virginia, susan mcginnis, cbs news. this morning on "the early show," a herman cain accuser speaks out. in accuser speaks out. and tea to choose from. it's the way to individually brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew, hon. jiwh
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